Category Archives: Awards, Contests, and Programs

D23 Weekly Trivia Question: Week 3

D23’s you know the drill! Explore Dental Central and answer this week’s question with an email to to win!

This week’s question:

Which student org serves to provide students with opportunities to learn more about disability policy and enhance general knowledge about the healthcare needs of children and adults with disabilities?

D23 Weekly Trivia Question: Week 2

D23’s you know the drill! Explore Dental Central and answer this week’s question with an email to to win!

This week’s question:

Name three countries that TUSDM students travel to in order to provide oral health services and education. Bonus: What student group oversees all these efforts?

D23: Weekly Dental Central Trivia

D23’s– jump on to Dental Central throughout the month of August to play weekly trivia!

Every Monday, the winner for the previous week’s trivia question will be announced and a new question for the week will be posted. Please submit your answer to

All answers can be found on Dental Central, so start exploring!

One lucky D23 will win a prize each week!

This week’s question:

Which student group promotes collaboration between dental and other health professions? (Provide the full name of the group!)

Tufts DentalFest 2019

Saturday, September 7th10:00 – 3:00 pm

Event location/venue name: TUSDM
Organizer Contact name: Matthew Finkelman (

DentalFest is a free one-day TUSDM special event in which student teams compete in fun dental-related challenges for great prizes.

  • DMD and IS students: form teams of 4 and sign up using the following link:
  • Postdoctoral students: form teams of 3 and sign up using the following link:
  • D23 students are welcome to sign up: DentalFest is a great way to meet your classmates as well as students from different years!
  • There is a limit of 18 total teams, and sign-ups are “first come, first served.” Teams that sign up are committing to attend the entire event.
  • Free breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of Student Affairs.
  • This event sponsored by the Alumni Association.

Global Perspectives Photo Contest

The Global Perspectives Photo Contest is organized by the Office of the Provost, and runs through October. It is a great opportunity to connect all our schools and programs together.  This is a great opportunity for any students who are conducting research, studying, or working abroad in 2019. See the flyer above for more details, and click here for photo submission tips!

D19s’ Gabby Lieberman and Anne Marie Vu receive Presidential Award!

Congrats to Gabby Lieberman (D19) and Anne Marie Vu (D19) for being awarded the Presidential Award for Civic Life. This prestigious awards recognize students from across the University for outstanding achievement in community service and civic leadership during their time at Tufts. Pictured below are Nancy Marks, Prof. Irina Dragan, Gabby, Taylor, Anne Marie and Anne Marie’s mother.

Sameer Atrash, D21, Named a Finalist in Gordon Institute’s 100K New Ventures Competition

On March 11, Sameer Atrash, D21, was named a finalist in the Gordon Institute’s 100K New Ventures Competition – Medical Devices & Life Science Track for his work, Project Prenatal. “Project Prenatal saves lives through creating access to dental care” via “an innovative technology that automates the referral of patients from medical to dental providers,” Atrash said. “Project Prenatal aims to increase utilization of dental care by 14 million in the next five years through automation and convenience.” Congratulations Sameer, and best of luck in the final competition on April 5th!

Bates Day 2019 Winners

On March 6th, TUSDM held the annual Bates-Andrews Research Day in celebration of George A. Bates and alumnus who taught both Tufts Medical and Dental students. This year’s Bates Day included many great posters with students presenting their research projects and other commercial exhibitor displays. Check out the winners below!

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Enter your video into THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!

The University of South Carolina School of Medicine is pleased to announce THE 4th ANNUAL MEMMYS!

This national music video contest seeks student-produced videos from students in the health professions with the top entries receiving a monetary award for their school’s health sciences library – 1st place: $1,500, 2nd place: $1,000, 3rd place: $500.

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